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  • Date:27 Aug 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Stamford Bridge
  • Attendance:41,765
  • Bosingwa (5) Lampard - pen (81) Mata (90)
  • Holt (62)
Goal!

Live Commentary

101mins

Goal scored by Juan Mata from just inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Chelsea 3-1 Norwich.

100mins

The referee blows for offside against Grant Holt. Indirect free kick taken by John Terry.

98mins

Frank Lampard gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Crofts. Free kick taken by Declan Rudd.

98mins

Juan Mata sends in a cross, save by Declan Rudd.

97mins

Effort on goal by Juan Mata from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.

96mins

Ashley Cole challenges Leon Barnett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Declan Rudd takes the direct free kick.

95mins

Romelu Lukaku takes a shot. Save made by Declan Rudd.

94mins

The ball is swung over by Marc Tierney, comfortable save by Henrique Hilario.

92mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Grant Holt by Mikel. Grant Holt takes the free kick.

92mins

The ball is swung over by Romelu Lukaku, save made by Declan Rudd.

91mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Grant Holt. Free kick taken by Branislav Ivanovic.

90mins

A cross is delivered by Frank Lampard, Branislav Ivanovic produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

90mins

Nicolas Anelka produces a cross.

89mins

Mikel concedes a free kick for a foul on Grant Holt. Direct free kick taken by Bradley Johnson.

89mins

The ball is sent over by Juan Mata, Header by Romelu Lukaku from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

86mins

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Steve Morison goes wide of the right-hand upright.

86mins

Grant Holt fouled by Jose Bosingwa, the ref awards a free kick. Bradley Johnson restarts play with the free kick.

84mins

A cross is delivered by Nicolas Anelka, clearance made by Ritchie De Laet.

83mins

Centre by Anthony Pilkington.

83mins

(Chelsea) makes a substitution, with Romelu Lukaku coming on for Fernando Torres.

80mins

John Ruddy challenges Ramires unfairly and gives away a Penalty. John Ruddy receives a red card for professional foul. Declan Rudd replaces Chris Martin. Frank Lampard scores a power penalty. Chelsea 2-1 Norwich.Assist by Ramires.

79mins

Centre by Steve Morison, clearance made by Branislav Ivanovic.

79mins

The ball is crossed by Jose Bosingwa, comfortable save by John Ruddy.

78mins

The ball is delivered by Nicolas Anelka.

77mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Fernando Torres on Bradley Johnson. Leon Barnett takes the free kick.

77mins

The ball is delivered by Juan Mata, Fernando Torres takes a shot. John Ruddy makes a comfortable save.

75mins

The offside flag is raised against Grant Holt. Indirect free kick taken by Branislav Ivanovic.

75mins

The ball is delivered by Jose Bosingwa, save made by John Ruddy.

73mins

Inswinging corner taken by Anthony Pilkington.

72mins

Mikel fouled by Grant Holt, the ref awards a free kick. Mikel restarts play with the free kick.

72mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Grant Holt. Indirect free kick taken by Branislav Ivanovic.

67mins

Juan Mata joins the action as a substitute, replacing Florent Malouda. Nicolas Anelka comes on in place of Didier Drogba.

67mins

The referee blows for offside. John Ruddy takes the indirect free kick.

63mins

Grant Holt gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the penalty area high into the middle of the goal. Chelsea 1-1 Norwich.

62mins

The offside flag is raised against Fernando Torres. Ritchie De Laet takes the indirect free kick.

60mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mikel by Grant Holt. Steve Morison replaces Wesley Hoolahan. Branislav Ivanovic restarts play with the free kick.

59mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Frank Lampard from the right by-line to the near post, Didier Drogba challenges Ritchie De Laet unfairly and gives away a free kick. John Ruddy takes the free kick.

58mins

Kyle Naughton challenges Didier Drogba unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kyle Naughton receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Didier Drogba.

58mins

The ball is crossed by Didier Drogba, Ritchie De Laet manages to make a clearance.

56mins

Grant Holt is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Branislav Ivanovic.

56mins

Fernando Torres concedes a free kick for a foul on Leon Barnett. Booking for Fernando Torres for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Bradley Johnson.

55mins

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Mikel.

54mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Bradley Johnson from the right by-line, clearance made by Frank Lampard.

53mins

Unfair challenge on Grant Holt by Mikel results in a free kick. Bradley Johnson takes the direct free kick.

53mins

Frank Lampard takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Header by Branislav Ivanovic from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

52mins

The ball is sent over by Fernando Torres, clearance made by Marc Tierney.

51mins

A cross is delivered by Ashley Cole.

51mins

Ramires produces a cross, clearance made by Ritchie De Laet.

50mins

Corner taken by Florent Malouda, Chris Martin makes a clearance.

49mins

Corner taken by Florent Malouda played to the near post, John Terry takes a shot. Ritchie De Laet manages to make a clearance.

49mins

Didier Drogba delivers the ball, Bradley Johnson makes a clearance.

48mins

Florent Malouda takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Leon Barnett.

48mins

The ball is crossed by Ashley Cole, Ritchie De Laet manages to make a clearance.

47mins

The ball is delivered by Florent Malouda, clearance made by Bradley Johnson.

47mins

Mikel has an effort at goal from long range that misses to the right of the target.

47mins

Frank Lampard takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Andrew Crofts.

47mins

Ashley Cole crosses the ball.

46mins

Jose Bosingwa concedes a free kick for a foul on Wesley Hoolahan. Bradley Johnson takes the direct free kick.

44mins

Florent Malouda takes a shot. John Ruddy makes a comfortable save.

43mins

Unfair challenge on Didier Drogba by Bradley Johnson results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ashley Cole.

42mins

Foul by John Terry on Chris Martin, free kick awarded. Bradley Johnson has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, Henrique Hilario makes a comfortable save.

41mins

Andrew Crofts concedes a free kick for a foul on Didier Drogba. Andrew Crofts is shown a yellow card. Didier Drogba has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

40mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Martin on Jose Bosingwa. Jose Bosingwa takes the free kick.

39mins

Anthony Pilkington produces a cross.

38mins

Marc Tierney produces a cross.

37mins

Centre by Florent Malouda.

37mins

Long distance shot from Bradley Johnson misses to the left of the goal.

36mins

Marc Tierney fouled by Jose Bosingwa, the ref awards a free kick. Booking for Jose Bosingwa for unsporting behaviour. John Ruddy restarts play with the free kick.

35mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Didier Drogba by Ritchie De Laet. Strike on goal comes in from Frank Lampard from the free kick.

34mins

Wesley Hoolahan takes a shot. Save made by Henrique Hilario.

33mins

Jose Bosingwa produces a cross, clearance by Ritchie De Laet.

31mins

Andrew Crofts fouled by Florent Malouda, the ref awards a free kick. Bradley Johnson restarts play with the free kick.

31mins

Ramires gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wesley Hoolahan. Bradley Johnson takes the free kick.

30mins

Zak Whitbread goes off and Anthony Pilkington comes on.

29mins

The ball is crossed by Florent Malouda, clearance made by Andrew Crofts.

29mins

The ball is crossed by Kyle Naughton, Grant Holt takes a shot. Fantastic save by Henrique Hilario.

28mins

Short corner worked by Wesley Hoolahan.

28mins

Kyle Naughton takes a shot. Fantastic save by Henrique Hilario.

28mins

Chris Martin takes a shot. Brilliant save by Henrique Hilario.

27mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Martin, clearance made by Didier Drogba.

26mins

Kyle Naughton takes a shot. Blocked by John Terry.

23mins

Foul by Kyle Naughton on Florent Malouda, free kick awarded. Strike on goal comes in from Didier Drogba from the free kick.

20mins

Branislav Ivanovic fouled by Grant Holt, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Branislav Ivanovic.

19mins

Grant Holt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Terry. Free kick taken by John Terry.

19mins

Foul by Didier Drogba on Leon Barnett, free kick awarded. Zak Whitbread takes the free kick.

18mins

The ball is sent over by Chris Martin, Henrique Hilario makes a comfortable save.

18mins

The ball is delivered by Marc Tierney, clearance by John Terry.

14mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Fernando Torres on Bradley Johnson. Bradley Johnson takes the direct free kick.

11mins

Chris Martin takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Frank Lampard.

10mins

Centre by Ramires.

8mins

The official flags Wesley Hoolahan offside. Free kick taken by Branislav Ivanovic.

8mins

Corner from left by-line crossed in by Frank Lampard, comfortable save by John Ruddy.

7mins

The ball is sent over by Didier Drogba, clearance by Zak Whitbread.

7mins

Grant Holt challenges Ashley Cole unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ashley Cole.

6mins

Jose Bosingwa fires in a fantastic goal from outside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Chelsea 1-0 Norwich.The assist for the goal came from Frank Lampard.

5mins

Unfair challenge on Grant Holt by Branislav Ivanovic results in a free kick. Marc Tierney restarts play with the free kick.

5mins

Fernando Torres takes a shot. Zak Whitbread gets a block in.

4mins

John Terry fouled by Grant Holt, the ref awards a free kick. Henrique Hilario takes the free kick.

3mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Florent Malouda, clearance made by Ritchie De Laet.

2mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Frank Lampard by Andrew Crofts. Direct free kick taken by Mikel.

Match Preview

Formation:433Manager: Andre Villas-Boas

Chelsea

Formation: 352Manager: Paul Lambert

Norwich

  • Henrique Hilario
  • Jose Bosingwa
  • Branislav Ivanovic
  • John Terry
  • Ashley Cole
  • Ramires
  • Mikel
  • Frank Lampard
  • Didier Drogba
  • Fernando Torres
  • Florent Malouda
  • SUBS
  • Ross Turnbull
  • Juan Mata
  • Romelu Lukaku
  • Paulo Ferreira
  • Josh McEachran
  • Alex
  • Nicolas Anelka

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Match Report

Blues bounce back despite Drogba blow Chelsea avoided an early blow to their Barclays Premier League title hopes but lost Didier Drogba to a sickening injury as they struck late again to beat 10-man Norwich 3-1. The Canaries looked set to stun Stamford Bridge when Grant Holt pounced on a horrible error from Hilario to equalise and Drogba appeared to be knocked unconscious in an aerial challenge with Goalkeeper John Ruddy. But Frank Lampard blasted home from the penalty spot after Ruddy was sent off for bringing down Ramires and Juan Mata scored on his debut, adding to Jose Bosingwa's first goal for almost three years. Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas and captain John Terry used their programme notes to urge the home fans to get fully behind their team after some supporters booed them off at half-time against West Brom last week. But the fans could be forgiven for wanting to see a performance to give them hope Chelsea have what it takes to topple Manchester United as champions this season, something called into question by their opening two displays. Villas-Boas responded by pairing Fernando Torres and Drogba together in what was a 4-4-2 for the first time this season. Possibly expecting a 4-3-3, Norwich began the game with a five-man defence and they duly fell behind inside six minutes. After allowing Ramires to test Ruddy from 25 yards, they made the same mistake with Bosingwa, who brilliantly found the back of the net via the inside of the post. Norwich began to settle and should have levelled in the 17th minute when Holt beat the offside trap but was unable to get a touch on Wes Hoolahan's brilliant ball over the top. Chelsea's passing was becoming ragged, although Torres was close to teeing up Drogba as the pair began to demonstrate an understanding that had been lacking in previous outings. Chris Martin wasted another great chance to equalise, Hoolahan playing him clean through only for Hilario to save before crowding out the forward's rebound attempt and tipping over Kyle Naughton's 25-yarder. He also smothered Holt's header before City boss Paul Lambert withdrew Zak Whitbread for Anthony Pilkington on the half-hour mark and went 4-4-2. Drogba went close with a free-kick but it was another forgettable first half for Chelsea, who might have doubled their lead within eight minutes of the restart had Pilkington not nodded Terry's header off the line or the recalled Branislav Ivanovic powered Lampard's corner wide. Hoolahan was withdrawn for Steve Morison on the hour mark and the change took less than three minutes to pay off thanks to a moment of madness from Hilario, who needlessly came racing off his line to claim a cross and collided with Ivanovic, allowing Holt to hook the ball into the empty net. It got worse for Chelsea as they tried to regain the lead, Drogba appearing to be knocked unconscious after an aerial challenge with Ruddy. The striker landed in sickening fashion and medics raced onto the field to treat the stricken 33-year-old, with the game stopped for seven minutes while he was loaded onto a stretcher and carried off wearing what appeared a breathing aid. Villas-Boas also withdrew the recalled Florent Malouda and brought on Nicolas Anelka and Mata for his debut. Norwich showed no sympathy and Morison was put clean through, Terry thwarting him with a desperate tackle. Holt also mistimed a free header from the resulting corner before Mata and Torres combined for the first time, the latter nodding his fellow Spaniard's cross too close to Ruddy. It looked anyone's game but all that changed with 10 minutes remaining when a brilliant Chelsea breakaway brought a penalty and a red card for Ruddy. Anelka sent Ramires racing clear and he was brought down by the onrushing goalkeeper. Lambert appeared to be furious with the Chelsea bench following the dismissal and Lampard blasted the penalty straight down the middle past newcomer Declan Rudd. Romelu Lukaku came on for his debut for Torres, sending a diving header wide and missing an Anelka cross after Norwich almost levelled again when Morison hooked over. Ivanovic somehow failed to kill the contest when he headed wide from three yards and Lampard also missed on the rebound after Lukaku's shot was saved in the 11 minutes of stoppage-time that followed. A third goal finally arrived with seconds to spare, Mata's debut ending in dream fashion as Ritchie De Laet presented him with the ball and he slotted beyond Rudd.

Form Guide

    DW
  • Chelsea
  • VS
  • Norwich
  • DD

Last Meetings

  • Norwich
  • 1 - 3
  • Chelsea
  • 05/03/2005
  • Chelsea
  • 4 - 0
  • Norwich
  • 18/12/2004
  • Norwich
  • 3 - 0
  • Chelsea
  • 10/12/1994
  • Chelsea
  • 2 - 0
  • Norwich
  • 20/08/1994
  • Norwich
  • 1 - 1
  • Chelsea
  • 15/01/1994
  • Chelsea
  • 1 - 2
  • Norwich
  • 16/10/1993

Top Scorers

Chelsea

  • N Anelka 1
  • F Malouda 1

Norwich

  • W Hoolahan 1
  • R De Laet 1

Goals

Chelsea

    • Total goals 3
    • Goals per game 2
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 81-90 mins

Norwich

    • Total goals 3
    • Goals per game 2
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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